The historic building of the University of Barcelona was designed in 1863 by the architect Elies Rogent, who years later would become director general of the Universal Exhibition of 1888. It is a good example of Neomedieval architecture of the mid nineteenth century, which combines various architectonic styles.
TRIBECA carrer del Consell de Cent, 303 Phone 934 515 075 www.tribecabcn.com Right in downtown this classy restaurant is very elegant. I recommend you try crema catalana.
CINCOMONOS carrer del Consell de Cent, 283 Phone 934 517 415 www.cincomonos.org First-rate teas in a bohemian atmosphere. There are amateur theater performances on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
EL ÚLTIMO ÁGAVE carrer d’Aragó, 193 Phone 934 549 343 www.elultimoagave.com Authentic Mexican restaurant with great atmosphere with plenty of tequila. And if that is not enough, on Fridays and Saturdays, there are also mariachis.
Bocadillería MENDIZABAL carrer Junta de Comerç, 2 Perfect place for a quick snack while you’re visiting the city centre. Sophisticated sandwiches with the best products from the famous market of Boquería.
Restaurante macrobiótico ZEN carrer Muntaner, 12 Phone 934 546 023 www.macrobioticzen.net One of the few macriobiotic and vegan restaurants in the city. Menu of the day and takeaway food.
The Universitat stop is at the heart of the city. The student spirit can be felt everywhere, more than anywhere else in the city. Here there are several faculties: Comunicació de la Comunicación de la Universitat Ramon Llull or the Geografía e Historia and the Filosofía de la Universitat de Barcelona, This last one was recently moved to theCasa de la Caridad. From the university building you can enter the northern area of the Raval neighborhood and get lost in its streets and enigmatic corners.
MACBA (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona) plaça dels Àngels, 1 Phone 934 120 810 www.macba.es This museum was designed by the American architect Richard Meier. It carries art exhibits produced after the second half of the twentieth century. It’s facing the FAD (Foment de les Arts i el Disseny).
CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona) carrer de Montalegre, 5 Phone 933 064 100 www.cccb.org Located in the Casa de la Caritat, this center’s aim is to promote contemporary culture. The CCCB offers creators and independent programmers various spaces for exhibits, debates, concerts and many more activities. In a not-too-distant future it will also house a theater.
MUSEO DEL MODERNISMO carrer de Balmes, 48 Phone 932 722 896 http://www.mmbcn.cat/es/ An old textile factory houses this museum, completely dedicated to Catalan Modernism. 100% recommended.
SALA MUNTANER carrer de Muntaner, 4 Phone 934 515 752 www.salamuntaner.com In this theatre hall, new, different and entertainment shows take place in two time zones. The theatre can seat 150 and the seats are unnumbered.
TEATRE GOYA carrer de Joaquim Costa, 68 Phone 933 435 323 www.teatregoya.cat This theatre was founded in 1914 and its programme planning is basically in catalan, with masterpieces of the catalan billboard.